Stories for: Ahmer Bilal Soofi

Legal case for dams

THE recently issued Kishanganga arbitration award has again proved what I have been saying all along: that by...

Ownership of oil & gas

A MOST fundamental change ushered in by the 18th Amendment is making the province an equal owner of oil and gas ...

Case for a new ATA

THE prime minister has taken some concrete legal steps to demonstrate his government’s commitments to counter...

US narrative and the law

THE PML-N government has taken a strong position on drones arguing that drone strikes are against international law....

Police law challenge

ONE of the most startling revelations during my brief tenure as federal law minister in the last caretaker ...

Legal face of the enemy

THE chief justice of Pakistan, during the hearing of several cases and on numerous other occasions, has referenced Article 5 of the constitution, which unequivocally demands loyalty and obedience to Pakistan’s state and constitution.

No legal regime for aid

EVEN with flood aid from various donors flowing into Pakistan, the government is not ready with any legal framework...

Pressure or obligation?

WE in Pakistan are quite allergic to American pressure and hate to be seen to be doing something that is in...

Accountability law & UN convention

IT was 2002 in Vienna that I took the floor while representing Pakistan during a UN ad hoc committee session ...

A defective document

FROM a strictly legal point of view, the UN report on the assassination of Benazir Bhutto is deficient. The manner ...

Indus treaty: Pakistan`s options

IT is believed that if India starts the construction of any dam or reservoir on the rivers flowing into Pakistan, ...

Implementing expectations

THE recent constitutional package, if it goes through, will truly be a milestone in the constitutional history of...

Concurrent List: some issues

ATTENTION must be drawn to a legal issue that may have international ramifications in the event that several items...

Water war with India?

THE tension relating to water resources held by India has heated up again and Pakistan has complained that India is...

Dr Afia`s case: legal options

THE jury of the Manhattan court found Dr Afia Siddiqui guilty of charges of attempted murder and convicted her. Now...

Peace process & Mumbai trial

INDIA`S Dr Shashi Tharoor, minister of state for external affairs, has stated that the Pakistan-India dialogue may...

Pakistan and Rome Statute

IT was in 2005 that I received a call from Hasan Shad, a lawyer interning at the International Criminal Court (ICC),...

The legal challenge

LET`S reflect on a likely situation during military operations. Take the Rah-i-Rast operation in the north-west as a...

US aid: some legal aspects

THE Kerry-Lugar bill and the Berman bill are now in the process of being merged. Not many stakeholders in Pakistan...

Changes needed in bills

THE Kerry-Lugar and Berman bills are being moved simultaneously in the Senate and House of Representatives. A joint...

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